Rhoda Zimand Bernstein, who was the registrar at Bowdoin from 1979 to 1989, died on February 9, 2007, in Venice, Florida.
Born on October 7, 1931, she attended Friends Seminary in NewYork City and in 1949 entered the freshman class at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she majored in history and political science. She received her bachelor of arts degree in 1953, and in 1977 received her master’s degree in educational administration from the University of New Mexico. Before joining the staff at Bowdoin, she was the registrar of the State University of New York at Binghamton.After she left Bowdoin in 1989, she retired to Florida, where she was active in Meals on Wheels, Literacy Volunteers, the League of Women Voters, and the American Association of University Women. She was also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Venice, with which she was very active for many years. Surviving are her brother, Harvey Folks Zimand of New York City; and two nieces, Patricia Folks Carpenter and Stephanie Zimand Plexico.